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David West

Mayor of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

David West has served the residents of Richmond Hill since 2013, first as Ward 4 Councilor until 2022 at which time he was elected as Mayor in a by-election and re-elected in October 2022. His interest in the City of Richmond Hill and commitment to the community has been demonstrated throughout his more than three decades as a resident, during which time he has been a local business owner and has demonstrated leadership through various volunteer community positions.

As Mayor, during his 2022-2026 term David represents Richmond Hill Council on numerous committee including Chair of the Affordable Housing Strategy Implementation Committee (AHSIC), Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee of the Whole (BCW), member of the Audit Committee, Economic Development Committee (EDC) and Heritage Centre Advisory Committee (HCAC).

As a member of Regional Council he is Chair of the York Region Housing Affordability Task Force, and sits on the Committees for Public Works – Environmental Services, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and TRCA’s Partners in Project Green Executive Management Steering Committee.

A husband and father, David has called Richmond Hill home for more than 30 years. He is a passionate patron of the visual arts.  As lifelong learner, David enjoys reading on a wide range of topics and he appreciates any opportunity to be in the outdoors. Watch for him at community events, he loves to meet and speak with Richmond Hill constituents.